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Meet the Author! Kwame Alexander and Dare Coulter

New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander and illustrator Dare Coulter pen a powerful picture book that tells the story of American slavery through the voice of a teacher struggling to help her students understand its harrowing history.  An American Story is the story of American slavery, a story that needs to be told and understood by all of us. A testament to the resilience of the African American community’s struggle and strength, horror and hope, this is a book for those who want to speak the truth.

Kwame Alexander is the author of over thirty books, including the Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor-winning picture book The Undefeated. 

Dare Coulter is an award-winning artist, muralist, and sculptor. 

  • All registered in person attendees will be given a FREE copy of the book
  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   
  • To attend in person we strongly encourage you to register here
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Event Type

Writers LIVE!, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Age Group

Kids, whole family, Ages 6-8, Ages 9-11

Compass Category

Programs For Children

Event Publisher

Manager of Children’s Services

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